• Lifestyle

    What I Do to Manage Anxiety

    Let’s be real – anxiety affects all of us and it sucks. Whether we openly talk about it, or (if you’re like me) internalize it, anxiety constantly hovers around us. I feel like I’ve constantly been on edge these days, and most of the time, I can’t really explain why or what exactly I’m feeling. Sometimes the feelings are so overwhelming I have to stop everything I’m doing just to deal. Can anyone relate? It’s not always a bad thing though – we all need some level of to motivate us. But anxiety is really good at overstaying its visit, constantly looming over us and getting into our heads. Mental…

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    Lazy Weekends are the Best Weekends

    Like most Fridays, the other day, my coworker asked what my weekend plans were. Most weeks, the usual game plan often includes cleaning/reorganizing, running errands, working out, seeing friends, and anything else that feels “productive” to me. Even when I give myself a little “Self-love Sunday,” it often becoming a small snippet of my weekend, sandwiched between all of my “to-do’s” for the day. I remember telling a friend on Friday that I used to feel bad whenever I didn’t have any social or productive plans for the weekend. I often throw myself into new learnings, events, projects, hobbies– how do you think this blog started? I’m so used to…

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    Self Care Sundays: Overcoming the Sunday Scaries

    I always get the Sunday scaries. I could be anticipating an amazing week, and still feel this way. Even with this new virtual working environment and more time at home, the weeks feel jam-packed and fast-paced. Sometimes, it’s nice to take a day to slow things down. Often, I like to make Fridays and Saturdays as the energetic, social days– often full of travel, errands, and friends. Those are the days I want to go out and get stuff done. On the flip side, Sundays are my day to relax and take it easy. It doesn’t always play out that way, but, I still try to be intentional with even…

  • Lifestyle,  Fashion

    ‘Mums and Mom Jeans

    I picked up these beautiful chrysanthemums (aka, ‘mums) while I was running errands a few weekends ago. I’m not someone people would consider a “plant mom” and I normally don’t buy flowers too. My friends can attest to this. Whenever I’m given flowers, I’ll excitedly put them in a vase and put them on display, only for someone else to end up taking care of them… HA! However, these flowers caught my eye and I bought them without hesitation. I put the mums in a vase, gave them some water, and placed them where the sun can glisten on the beautiful light magenta petals. Last week, on a very bright,…

  • Lifestyle

    I Miss You, NYC

    Given that 2020 has been the kind of roller coaster where you’re pretty much upside down the whole time, and current circumstances have completely changed how I envisioned this summer to be, I have been thinking a lot more about last summer. Summer 2019 was one for the books — I had graduated, spent my first summer in years summer quarter free (yay no school), and most memorably, I went to New York City. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. It was my little graduation present to myself. I don’t have a great explanation, but New York was someplace I’ve wanted to visit for a while. Having…